Voigtlander Bessa 66 sample pictures

Over the last few weeks I’ve been carrying my Voigtlander Bessa 66 folding camera with me loaded with a reel of Ilford HP5+ in order to test how the camera performs. Being a very old camera (made sometime between 1938 and 1941) it’s always possible that there is a leak in the bellows, a problem with the lens or some other issue and there may be nothing on the negatives at all, but that moment of extracting the developed film […]

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Chinon CS 35mm slr camera

This is a Chinon CS 35mm film slr fitted with a Chinon 50mm f/1.7 lens which was made in Japan sometime in the 1970’s. I remember the Chinon camera range being sold in the Dixons high street chain along with Miranda (made by Cosina – not the real Miranda) and Prinzflex (which was a Zenit), and I remember them being towards the top of the Dixon’s line up. Admittedly, top of the range in Dixon’s line up is not necessarily […]

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Pentax MZ-50 35mm autofocus slr

It’s a bit odd thinking of this camera as an addition to my Vintage Camera Collection, because in many ways this feels like writing a post about a modern DSLR. The Pentax MZ-50 has all the features of a modern slr – auto focus, multiple exposure modes, scene modes, camera body control for aperture and shutter speed etc but instead of recording to a digital sensor it records to film. The subject of this post is the Pentax MZ-50 – […]

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Fujica STX-1 35mm slr camera

A review of an entry level 35mm slr from the 1970’s – the fujica stx-1.

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